Marco Fu threatens another stirring fightback but falls short at snooker’s Six-red World Championship
Welshman Mark Williams continues his unbeaten run at the tournament after dispatching Hong Kong’s Fu
Hong Kong’s Marco Fu failed to capitalise on any momentum gained from his stunning comeback in Friday’s quarter-final as he lost 7-3 to Mark Williams in the SangSom Six-red World Championship in Bangkok.
Two-time world champion Williams, who continued his perfect run in the tournament, will face either Scotland’s Anthony McGill or Thailand’s Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in Sunday’s final – the pair will play to the best of thirteen on Saturday.
Fu was unable to keep up with the in-form Welshman in the early going, with Williams racing into a 3-0 lead.
The world number six managed to stop the rot by getting on the scoreboard but Williams again pulled away to lead 6-1 and move to the brink of victory.
Having clawed his way back from 5-2 down against Scotland’s Graeme Dott to win 6-5 in the last eight, Fu threatened a repeat of his heroics by taking the next two frames to cut Williams’ lead to 6-3.
But Williams held his nerve for what was in the end a commanding victory, becoming the first Welshman to reach a Six-red World Championship final.
The overall champion of the tournament stands to receive £80,500 (HK$830,000) in prize money.
Fu took home £17,250 following his exit, having finished top of group H and comfortably beaten defending champion Ding Junhui in the first round of the knockout stages.